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The Industrial Revolution 2nd Quiz

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The Industrial Revolution:
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With the “Enclosure Acts” of the 18
th
and 19
th
centuries in England, many were driven to
the cities in search of work. The results of this explosive growth led to overcrowding, disease,
poverty, and crime as city planners were caught off guard (HST 103, The Industrial Revolution,
Slide #3/Agricultural Revolution, May 2021).
Rapid expansion of the cities during the industrial revolution resulted in overcrowding as
the displaced rural farmers sought work in the urban factories (HST 103, Urbanization, Slide #1/
Urbanization in the 19
th
Century, May 2021). A consequence of overcrowding is disease as clean
water is scarce and filth prevails, thus leading to many health issues in early urban cities (HST
103, Urbanization, Slide #1/Urbanization). Water-borne diseases, as well as the common
problems of the day, were multiplied by the poor living conditions and close quarters that
resulted as a lack of sanitation grew. Another problem that came about from the urbanization was
high crime (HST 103, Urbanization, Slide #1/Urbanization). Desperate persons with few options
bread a criminal element that could thrive in the overcrowded and under-protected shanty towns
that grew near the factories.
To address these problems of urbanization, education of the people with the concept of
germs and disease as discovered by Louis Pasteur helped in stopping the spread of common
ailments factories (HST 103, Urbanization, Slide #3/ Public Health, May 2021). Joseph Lister’s

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Last Name 1 Your Name Instructor Name HST 103 28 May 2021 The Industrial Revolution: 2nd Quiz With the “Enclosure Acts” of the 18th and 19th centuries in England, many were driven to the cities in search of work. The results of this explosive growth led to overcrowding, disease, poverty, and crime as city planners were caught off guard (HST 103, The Industrial Revolution, Slide #3/Agricultural Revolution, May 2021). Rapid expansion of the cities during the industrial revolution resulted in overcrowding as the displaced rural farmers sought work in the urban factories (HST 103, Urbanization ...
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